(Pictured above: Staff and students at Vanier Public School showcased their 150th Celebration Garden on Tuesday.)
Vanier Public School Showcases
150th Celebration Garden to Community
May 17, 2017 (Brockville, ON) – Vanier Public School showcased its 150th Celebration Garden to the community Tuesday, marking the occasion with an assembly in the gym, a group photo beside the tulip garden, and the creation of a Heart Garden in memory and recognition of Indigenous victims of the Residential Schools system.
The 150th Celebration Garden – comprised of 1,500 red and white tulips planted to form a Canadian flag – was part of a wider educational initiative this year to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial. The school used the project to conduct math lessons through plotting the planting of the tulips to form the flag, geography and civics lessons, as well as history lessons about the Canadian flag and Canada’s special relationship with the Netherlands as represented by tulips.
During the assembly, students enjoyed performances of Heart of Gold and Heaven by the Thousand Islands Secondary School intermediate band, as well as the screening of the music video Important to Us about the need for acceptance in Canadian society.
The tulip garden impressed members of the community.
“I can’t believe that as a school they could collaborate and make something so incredible,” said Kate Stretton-Parks of Brockville. “It’s absolutely stunning.”
Posted May 17, 2017